It may seem the fall gardening season is coming to an end, but you're not finished until you tend to your larger landscape greenery. Most shrubs, trees and evergreens benefit from transplantation now because they receive two seasons of root growth before next summer's heat.
Although spring is the best time to plant new evergreen shrubs, fall is a great time to transplant established ones.
Evergreens don't require much pruning because of their symmetrical growth pattern, but injured or diseased branches should be cut away in the fall. To maintain symmetry and encourage denser foliage, use pruning or hedge shears to get the desired shape and size. Prune evergreens along natural growth patterns when possible.
Most shrubs, young trees and hedges thrive when planted or transplanted in fall, although a few exceptions like Birch, Dogwood and Magnolia do better when planted in spring.
Nurseries and garden centers usually offer good sales to gardeners at this time of year.
Take advantage of sale plants, but check to see if they are healthy and not pot-bound. To solve this problem, simply cut an X in the underside of the root ball, then prune the unhealthy roots.
If the frame on one of your mobile home windows is warped or severely weather damaged, replace it. Even if the frames aren't warped or damaged, windows that seem to constantly need repair or adjustment should be replaced. A new, efficient window keeps cold drafts out of your manufactured home and saves you energy dollars in the long run.
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